Regional Exhibits circa Colorado and the West

Gallery 970: On the Land

On the Land

Gallery 970

May 22 - June 26, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday June 5, 5-9pm
  • Artists: Rachael Davis, Laura Grossett, Sandra Hopkins, Suchitra Mattai, Carrie Johansing, Scott Laumann, J. Diane Martonis, Joe Norman, Nikki Pike, Chandler Romeo, Doug Sink, David Young
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Gallery Nine-Seventy invites you to our inaugural exhibit featuring 12 artists from Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins. The opening will feature the the bARTer Collective who will be presenting an interactive art happening.

Exhibit Statement: “Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch.” ---Wendell Berry, The Art of Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

To understand the land we must interact with it. Though our chances to connect with and work on the land have greatly diminished over the last century, there is still a yearning for it. On the Land includes works from local artists that focus on human interaction with our land.  

Gallery 970
1015 S. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO
Thu-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.gallery970.com

 

Evan Colbert: Warning Signs at the Firehouse Art Center

Evan Colbert: Warning Signs

Firehouse Art Center

April 22 - May 25, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday May 8th from 6-9pm
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Evan Colbert at his Arvada Center exhibition artist talk (March 2015) - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Many of my paintings are inspired by objects so ubiquitous that one hardly notices them anymore: street signs, logos, symbols, and pictograms. Often, actual language has been discarded in favor of simple imagery that is meant to communicate its message as universally as possible. Colors may represent a state of alert or urgency, orange means “amber alert.” Red means stop. Blue is calming … or is it water … or does it represent Japan on a map? It depends on which system of information you are accessing.

I often tend to inject a bit of humor into my artwork. Some of the signs have been slightly altered. New pictograms have been created. Pie-graphs are posing as modernist art. By appropriating the various subjects I choose to paint and placing them in a fine-art context I make them my own.

http://evancolbert.com
 
Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 8 at C4FAP

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 8

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 1 – June 27, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 4 at 6pm (Artist Talk & Book Release at 6pm followed by reception)
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 Untitled, Peter Leighton

The Center for Fine Art Photography is proud to present Portfolio ShowCase 8, juried by Gordon Stettinius. Volume 8 of this series presents a glimpse into the larger bodies of work of fifteen contemporary photographers, including award winning artists Daniel Coburn and Jaime Erin Johnson. Ranging from the imaginary nuclear narratives of Peter Leighton, to the exquisite tabletop tableaus of Zhe Zhu, all the portfolios in PS8 highlight the dedication and ongoing investigations of a wide range of personal photographic visions. In addition to our public exhibition, the 8th annual Portfolio ShowCase exhibition will be published in the Center’s Annual Portfolio ShowCase book and accompanied by an online exhibition. Please join us in celebrating PS8 and the captivating work of our 15 artists!

Featuring selected portfolios of Thomas Alleman, Anne Berry, Larry Chait, Daniel Coburn, Michael Donnor, Jackie Heitchue, Jaime Erin Johnson, Peter Leighton, Clark James Mishler, Wendy Simmons, Michal Solarski, Liz Steketee, Paul Thulin, Alison Turner and Zhe Zhu.

About C4FAP: Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Center is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO and hosting up to 25 new exhibitions each year, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Priscilla Fowler and Brandon Reese at The Lincoln Center Gallery

Shape Shifters: Priscilla Fowler and Brandon Reese

The Lincoln Center Gallery (Fort Collins)

April 18 – May 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 5–7pm
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Detail of "Nest", an installation prepared for Shape Shifters exhibition at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO

Both Fowler and Reese explore ideas of integrating simple forms to create a whole that is expressive and beautiful. Priscilla Fowler’s ink and mylar drawings, paintings and installation bubble with energy as smaller cells organize to create vibrant rhythm and movement. Reese’s stoneware and wood sculptures contain similarly simple shapes that grow into powerfully unified forms.

The Lincoln Center Gallery
417 West Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
http://www.fcgov.com/lctix/galleries-exhibitions.php

 

Art on the Edge at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Art on the Edge

New Mexico Museum of Art

April 17, 2015 – August 16, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Featuring Ian Fisher, Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, and Jill Christian
  • Juror: Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
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Please join Denver artist Ian Fisher in Santa Fe this Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. for the opening reception of Art on the Edge at the New Mexico Museum of Art. With the return of FOCA+P’s (Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography) biennial juried exhibition, artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states were selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. 

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
http://www.nmartmuseum.org

 

Masks Project 2015 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Masks Project 2015

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 3 – May 1, 2015

  • Open admission day: Friday, April 10 (sponsored by Guaranty Bank and Trust)
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For the 11th year, the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s Masks Project has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic main stay and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles. The result is an exhibition of 200 pieces of unconventional art opening during the First Friday Gallery Walk, April 3.

Masks originated in 2003 as fund-raising event for the Museum. It now encompasses the popular exhibition, the celebratory Masks Grand Gala, and a tribute to the 2015 Honorary Chairs, Don and Donna Beard. These components provide a significant portion of the Museum’s operating budget as well as an engaging community art event.

Lisa Hatchadoorian, Executive Director for the Fort Collins Museum of Art, says of Masks, “This is my first Masks experience, and I will say it is overwhelming and wonderful. The project brings together artists and a community eager to explore and experience the world of art in an entirely appealing project.

“We deeply appreciate the contributions of our artist community – mostly from Fort Collins and surrounding cities – as well as the support of our sponsors,” she continued. “The beginning of each completed mask is a relatively simple clay template designed by Molly Babcock, an art teacher in the Poudre School District. Adding much time and talent, our artists donate their work to the museum to be sold through silent and live auctions.” New for this year is online bidding for the silent Masks auction. “Online bidding,” says Gloria Boresen, “will give more people a chance to win the bid for their favorite mask. It also offers people who can’t experience Masks in person the exciting prospect of buying a mask.”

Read more: Masks Project 2015 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Denis Roussel at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Denis Roussel: Reclaim | Reuse | Transcend 

Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

February 27 - April 25, 2015

  • Opening reception: Friday April 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Artist's Statement: This exhibition represents the culmination of 4 years spent looking at my compost and recycling bins, and experimenting with photographic processes. I created one-of-a-kind photographs and sculptural objects to reveal the intrinsic value of my subjects and highlight the importance of simple personal actions in the struggle to protect our environment.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Theodore Waddell and Mark James at the FCMOA

Hallowed Absurdities: The Work of Theodore Waddell (Main Gallery)

Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial: 1915-2015- Twenty Years of Photography by Mark James (Gallery 101)

Fort Collins Museum of Art

January 16 – March 15, 2015

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Waddell - Trophy #14 - 1986 - mixed media

The Fort Collins Museum of Art is pleased to present Montana artist Theodore Waddell, one of the region’s best known artists. Waddell is an accomplished painter, sculptor and printmaker although he is primarily recognized for his uniquely identifiable paintings of the West, rife with wildlife and signature Angus cattle. His sculptures take center stage in this exhibition titled Hallowed Absurdities, which opens with a Member’s reception on January 15th, 2015 with a Director’s tour by new Fort Collins Museum of Art Executive Director, Lisa Hatchadoorian. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, January 16th and remain on view through March 15, 2015.

In addition to his reputation as a fine artist, Ted, as he is known to his family and friends, is also a rancher who has witnessed firsthand the stark realities of living on the land—winter kill, roadkill, and the relationship between rural living, guns, and gun owners. Hallowed Absurdities reveals the artist’s thoughts on these topics with mock firearms cunningly crafted from a variety of found objects including bleached animal bones, snake rattles, salt, and veterinary instruments, to name a few. Additionally, and perhaps not for the squeamish amongst us, the artist elevates roadkill to a level of fine art by incorporating actual specimens into paintings, reminding us of the balance in nature that literally runs afoul of man and machinery.

At a time when gun rights have become a pivotal issue, the exhibition content poses timely questions about the responsibilities of gun ownership and stewardship of the land. The artist’s intent is not to fan the flames of the gun debate nor to create controversy about land use. Rather, Theodore Waddell aims to stir a thoughtful dialogue about these timely issues. Whether or not you are an aficionado of Theodore Waddell ‘s paintings, love or hate guns, or are looking to broaden your art definitions, you will find something unexpected to explore at the Fort Collins Museum of Art. Visit the museum’s website, www.ftcma.org, for more information about this and other current exhibitions, education programming, and related museum events. This exhibition organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

Additionally, the Fort Collins Museum of Art is proud to present the evocative landscape photographs of Wellington photographer Mark James that celebrates the Centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park. The exhibition Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial: 1915-2015- Twenty Years of Photography by Mark James will run from January 16 – March 15, 2015 with a member’s reception and artist talk on January 15th from 6:00-8:00pm. Utilizing a pinhole camera, James creates haunting, indelible images of this beloved landscape that has been part of America’s national consciousness for 100 years.

In 1995, Mark James was granted an Artist-in-Residence from Rocky Mountain National Park. He began photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains using pinhole and lensed cameras to create a comprehensive body of work that portrays the landscape in a way that recalls the survey photographs of the 19th century. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.  

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Xylem: Innovation in Botanic Art at the Loveland Museum/Gallery

Xylem: Innovation in Botanic Art

Loveland Museum/Gallery

January 10 - March 15, 2015

  • Featuring: Barbara Baer, Carol Till, Constance Sayas, Heather Myers, Janice McDonald, Katherine Warren, Lydia Brokaw, Rob Watt, Sandra Kaplan, Scott Dressel Martin II, Sue Simon, Susan Rubin, Tom Mazzullo, Tony Hochstetler
  • Techniques Showcase: Saturday, March 7, 12 – 3 pm; Free
  • Join the four members of the Studio Botanica artist group (Heather Myers, Susan Rubin, Constance Sayas, and Carol Till) for a dynamic and interactive experience.Observe the artists at work, learn about the materials used in their art, and receive mini-lessons about each artist’s different media and styles. Basic art supplies will be available for use at this time.
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Sue Simon - Photosynthesis in the Park - Acrylic on canvas panels
Courtesy of The Sandra Phillips Gallery

Botanical art inhabits the space between scientific observation and inspired creativity. It is an art form whose practitioners follow a long and honored tradition.

This group exhibit of 14 artists shows a wide range of botanicals as a subject of art, from the classic to the conceptual. This exhibition links the tenets of botanical art with artists who work in a method outside the structure of classical botanical illustration. Seen together, these two approaches represent disorder within a highly ordered framework, and mirror the beauty of stability and chaos in the natural world.

This exhibition will show the range of possibilities within the world of botanical art: from an empathetic and scientific understanding of the world of plants, to an avant-garde approach with an implied, integral, and conceptual relationship between humans and plant life. Through their art, these artists convey the mutuality of need between the human and botanical realm. The healthy functioning of the natural world is a vital part of the environment in which we all live. This link can be shown by the way artists react to and interpret the power of the botanical domain. Botanicals as a creative subject have a metaphoric power that speaks to creation, both of life and the interrelationship of all that exists within the natural world.

Loveland Museum/Gallery
500 N Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
970.962.2410
http://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org

 

Gabriel Kuri and Marcel Broodthaers at the Aspen Art Museum

Gabriel Kuri: with personal thanks to their contractual thingness

Marcel Broodthaers: Décor: A Conquest

Aspen Art Museum

December 20, 2014 - March 15, 2015 (Marcel Broodthaers closes March 1)

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Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Turno 384), 2007; courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto, Mexico City 

Gabriel Kuri’s exhibition "with personal thanks to their contractual thingness" features a selected survey of 49 works in sculpture, collage, photography and installation created over the past decade and represents the inaugural residency and exhibition of the museum’s Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residency program.
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Marcel Broodthaers, Décor: A Conquest, 1975; Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York

Originally conceived in 1974, and first shown in 1975 as the inaugural exhibition for the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Marcel Broodthaers’s exhibition Décor: A Conquest is an intricate installation that explores the relationship between conflict and comfort. The last exhibition Broodthaers would present before his death, it represents his complex investigation into the function of both history and museology—juxtaposing implements of war and furniture to explore the relationship between weapons and objects as symbols of power.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Open: A Juried Exhibition at the C4FAP

Open: A Juried Exhibition

The Center for Fine Art Photography

December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015

  • Artist Speaker Series: Friday, December 5 at 5pm; artists’ reception follows from 6-8pm
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Zeren Badar - Very First Accident

In the spirit of the theme, I maintained a level of openness, and gathered works that, to me, felt curious, attentive, vital, or eager. This includes images that are deeply personal and emotional, experimental or conceptual, story-based documentaries reflecting a social or political climate, as well as everything in between (or beyond). - Shane Lavalette  

Featuring the work of Pascal Amoyel, Sophie and Cedric, Zeren Badar, Rachael Banks, Seza Bali, Paul Baumann, Sarah Elizabeth Borst, Skott Chandler, Carlos Chavarria, Alan Coret, Robert Covington, Matthew Cronin, Benjamin Davis, Leah Edelman-Brier, Erin Geidman, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Matt Henry, Tracy Hoffman, Matthew Hogan, Jon Horvath, Sachiko Kawanabe, Bernadette Keating, Kim Won, Alexandra Lethbridge, Joe Lingeman, Jennifer Loeber, qian Ma, Kerry Mansfield, Antonio Martinez, Miranda Maynard, Noelle McCleaf, Nick Meyer, Zora Murff, Ricardo Nagoaka, Richard Paul, Jessica Pierotti, Victoria Ridgeway, Alyssa Salomon, Michael Sherwin, Motohiro Takeda, Clara Wildberger, and David Wolf.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Fort Collins Museum of Art

November 1 - December 27, 2014

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Fort Collins Museum of Art in Fort Collins, CO is pleased to announce Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, an exhibition that captures the spark, sex appeal and sensation that was Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol, Milton H. Greene, Cecil Beaton, Eve Arnold, Antonio de Felipe, and Henri Cartier-Bresson are just a few of the famed artists featured in this exhibition, whose depictions of Marilyn helped immortalize her as a cultural icon. This exhibition documents the legendary life of America’s favorite sex symbol in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art. Organized by sairally Fine Arts & Consulting, Hamburg, Germany, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Composed of works by more than 50 artists, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon highlights the many sides of this 1950s glamourous and immortal legend through shots of well-loved movie scenes, familiar publicity photos, biographical glimpses into Monroe’s private moments and various artistic interpretations of the starlet. Featuring paintings, photographs and video, this celebration of Marilyn Monroe exemplifies how her iconic image still electrifies the world over half a century after her death.

The images featured in this exhibition illustrate not only the recognizable celebrity, but also Marilyn’s struggle to empower herself. Along with photographs by Eve Arnold, Peter Stackpole and Bob Henriques, the exhibition includes a series of silver gelatin prints by world-renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton, including a photograph reported to be Marilyn’s favorite picture of herself–-lying across a bed in a white dress, holding a carnation to her breast.

During her brief career from 1947 to 1962, Marilyn made a lasting impression on Hollywood, appearing in 30 films. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon depicts recognizable moments in her film career, such as the famous subway grate scene with Thomas Ewell in Seven Year Itch by Sam Shaw, as well as pensive, behind-the-scenes shots by photographers Ernst Haas and Henri Cartier-Bresson on the set of The Misfits, Marilyn’s last film.

The star struggled to balance her career and love-life, marrying and divorcing three times. Her second and third marriages were both highly publicized, and photographs like George Silk’s tearful Marilyn illustrate how the actress was unable to keep her private life out of the limelight.

A great loneliness can be felt in many of Marilyn’s photographs. As images by friend and photographer George Barris demonstrate, Marilyn’s light and radiance was often a façade constructed for the public eye, disguising her frequently dark moods. Barris’ photographs from 1962, showing the starlet laughing and striking poses, are some of the last taken of the actress who was found dead in her Brentwood, California, home on August 5, 1962.

Though her life ended prematurely at the young age of 36, the world’s fascination with Marilyn Monroe’s magnetic appeal and much publicized private life has continued to thrive over time. A unique personification of femininity, naïveté and sexuality, there will never be another Marilyn Monroe.

Organized by sairally Fine Arts & Consulting, Hamburg, Germany, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance at the CSFAC

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

October 25, 2014 - February 15, 2015

  • Members-Only Preview: Friday, October 24, 5-7pm; Meet artists Charles and Collin Parson
  • Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 25, 11am; tour the exhibition with Charles and Collin Parson
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Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Divided Series), 16' diameter, wood, color changing led's and arduino, 2014 

As artists, Charles Parson and his son Collin are exemplary of what Charles describes as a continuance, as “overlapping generations, sleeving one era into another.” Although their work is very different, each artist creates objects that remind viewers of the extraordinary possibilities intrinsic in common, often industrial, materials.

Charles’s large-scale sculptures impose a poetic elegance on industrial steel and glass. Although technological in their foundations and architectural in their construction, these sculptures are the artist’s response to the expansive space of the west.

In Collin’s work, controlled light transforms interior spaces into stunning atmospheric experiences. Collin states that his goal is to “push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception.” Together, Charles’ and Collin’s works will occupy the Fine Arts Center’s El Pomar Gallery and will create an experience that connects disparate spaces and, by extension, inspires viewers to recognize awareness of their shared space as they move among the monumental sculpture and light-filled galleries.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie at GoCA

Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie: PLAY

GOCA1420 Gallery on the UCCS Campus (Colorado Springs)

October 24 - December 13, 2014

  • Public reception: Friday, October 24, 5 – 8 pm, with artist lectures at 5 pm
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Sean O'Meallie - Punch Party
 
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) announces PLAY, a new exhibit in the GOCA1420 (campus) gallery space featuring artists Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie opening Friday, October 24 and on display through December 19, 2014. A public reception will be held on Friday, October 24, 5 – 8 pm, with artist lectures at 5 pm. All events are free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Jason Chase (UCCS ’03) paints at larger-than-life scale, rendering hyper-realistic and brightly colored works referencing Americana and pop culture sources. Sean O'Meallie is renowned for creating eye-catching, thought provoking, and beautifully crafted wood and multi-media sculptures with multi-layered content that packs a punch. Together, these two artists invite you to the UCCS campus gallery this fall to PLAY. The exhibit is part of the Gerry Riggs Memorial Fund Exhibition Series and funded in part by UCCS Visual and Performing Art Department (VAPA). About the Artists

Jason Chase received his BA in Fine Arts from UCCS in 2000, and an MFA in Painting in 2003 from Boston University, where he studied with artist John Walker. He has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. He is currently represented in Boston by the Gold(Au) Gallery on Tremont Street. Chase teaches drawing and painting at the college level in and around the Boston area.

Jason Chase states, “I was raised by a television in suburban America -- tuned in to all the big, bold, shiny things being sold in big, bold, shiny commercials. One of my first memories is the colors of the cereal aisle flashing by as I rode in my mom’s grocery cart. I still see things this way. I’m more likely to notice an ad on the side of the highway than the forest behind it. We all try to isolate ourselves from the unfamiliar, I'm exploring it with these works.” Sean O’Meallie is from New Orleans, LA. He studied art at the University of New Orleans and served as assistant to noted artist Ida Kohlmeyer while there. For ten years he worked as a toy inventor based out of New York, NY, creating toy concepts for the international marketplace. O’Meallie moved to Colorado in 1977 and taught studio art at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for nine years.

Sean O’Meallie states: “In my work I usually draw on intellectual, visual and spatial opportunities presented by circumstance to communicate possibility. In this, I employ the semiotics of popular culture, human perception and habituation in self-conscious ways.”

O’Meallie’s sculptures have been exhibited and toured in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art & Design in New York, NY, The Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock, AR, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO., among many others. His monumental sculpture “Cowboy Pajamas” - a 20’ painted bronze sculpture of an abstract cowboy with its guns drawn - is permanently installed in downtown Denver, CO. In 2011, O’Meallie created The Manitou Chair Project, a half-mile long outdoor installation utilizing the people, townscape and possessions of the residents of Manitou Springs, CO.
 
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries - one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Alternative Processes at C4FAP

Alternative Processes

The Center For Fine Art Photography

October 3 - November 1, 2014

  • October 3rd: Friday at Five Artist Panel; talk begins at 5pm; Artist Reception from 6-8pm
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Braille Bunny By Heather Oelklaus

The Center for Fine Art Photography is proud to present Alternative Processes with Juror Christopher James, a selection of 76 photos created using various historic photographic techniques. As stated by Juror Christopher James, alternative process image making “has its heartbeat strongly allied to a tradition of making images by hand, using light and chemistry.” See how each of these photos lends itself to the notion of “new photography,” while still employing old traditions.

Help us welcome the exhibiting artists of Alternative Processes at The Center for Fine Art Photography on Oct. 3, 2014! This collection is entirely Alternative Process works by 73 artists from across the globe. Celebrate the unique quality of the one of a kind, handmade photographs in the Main Gallery.

+ Friday at Five Artist Panel | Friday, Oct 3rd at 5:00 pm. A panel of Artists including Bear Kirkpatrick, Jamey Stillings, and K.K. DePaul will discuss the exhibitions and works hanging in the galleries.

+ Alternative Processes Artist and Public Reception from 6-8 in the Main Gallery

+ Mingle with the artists from Alternative Processes as well as exhibiting solo artists Bear Kirkpatrick and Jamey Stillings

+ Sponsored by C4FAP and in part by Odell Brewing, and Fort Fund.

+ Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public.

Exhibiting Artists: Alice Bailey, Mariana Bartolomeo, Cynthia Morgan Batmanis, Susan Bryant, Conor Culver, K.K. DePaul, Marcus Desieno, Barbara Dombach, Anne Eder, Romy Eijckmans, Kellye Grace Eisworth, Ross Faircloth, Diane Fenster, Toni Gentilli, Daniel George, Sophie Gibbings, Susan Glover, Susan Goldstein, Jake Groenhof, Raymond Grubb, Sarah Hamburger, Ricardo Hantzschel, Ralph Hassenpflug, Wolfgang Hastert, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Brett Henrickson, Helen Hoffelt, Karen Hymer, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Kat Kiernan, Arie Knoops, Peter M. Lindstrom, Travis Lovell, Cary Loving, Bob Marckese, Alyssa Maurin, James Mignogna, Scott Murphy, Heather Oelklaus, Kathryn Oliver, Gloria Oyarzabal, Beverly Raynor, Vicki Reed, Michelle Robinson, Brenda Roger, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Bailey Russel, Euphus Ruth, Danielle Saler, Pablo Serrano, Kathleen Sharp, Judy Sherrod, Yukiko Shimizu, Sara Silks, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Caitlyn Soldan, S. Gayle Stevens, Jerome Sturm, Taylor Suppha-Atthasitt, Jasmine Swope, Keith Taylor, Natalie Titone, Shari Trennert, Kathleen Velo, Melanie Walker, Marydorsey Wanless, Scott Weber, Jeanne Wells, Bill Westheimer, Adrian Whipp, Mark Zimmerman, Zoe Zimmerman

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Center Forward at The Center For Fine Art Photography

Center Forward 

The Center For Fine Art Photography

July 18 - August 30, 2014

  • Juror: Hamidah Glasgow
  • Artistʼs and Public Reception: Friday, August 1st from 5-9pm; Mingle with the juror and visiting artists. Sponsored in kind by Odell Brewing Co and in part by Fort Fund
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Pat Swain: A Lost Flamingo and a Lost Pelican

Exhibiting artists include: Linda Alterwitz, Tami Bahat, Lindsay Beal, Christa Blackwood, Joan Lobis Brown, Ellen Cantor, Larry Clark, Houston Cofield, Francis Crisafio, Catherine Day, K.K. DePaul, Roy DiTosti, Miska Draskoczy, Johan Entchev, Marco Ferraris, Lynnes Gaines, Randi Ganulin, Pauline Gola, Silvino González Morales, Jay Gould, Stuart Harrison, Pierre Hauser, Amanda Hess, Dennis Hodges, Lauren Howe, Noriko Ishihara, Margrieta Jeltema, Tomiko Jones, Katie Kalkstein, John Keedy, Sarah-Marie Land, Summer Lee, Simon Martin, Jennifer McClure, Hye-Ryoung Min, Robert Moran, Kathryn Oliver, Ke Peng, Meghann Riepenhoff, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, RyutenPaul Rosenblum, Rachel Spencer, Shaun Stanley, Pat Swain, Denise Tarantino, Lise Ulrich, Julia Überreiter, Daiki Usui, Jessica Van Fleteren, Pistolwish, Dianne Yudelson, and Tony Zaza

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Artistic Eye On History at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Artistic Eye On History: Fort Collins 150

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 25 - September 28, 2014

  • Artists: Amelia Caruso, Bob Coonts, Louise Cutler, Jennifer Davey, Monica Deming, Clint Eccher, Diane Edwards, Diane Findley, Wendy Franzen, Jennifer Ivanovic, Mary McCauley, Dolores Rowland, Ajean Ryan, Two Sisters Mosaic (Jane Sullivan and Jean McBride), Eldon Ward, Laurie Beth Zuckerman
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Laurie Beth Zuckerman

From July 25th through September 28th, 2014 the Fort Collins Museum of Art will present an exhibition in honor of its Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair, Paula Edwards. Paula chose as her Honorary Chair project an exhibition that celebrates Fort Collins’ 150th anniversary and showcases the many outstanding artists who live and work in the Fort Collins Area. The exhibition will feature works of art that illustrate, comment upon or artistically re-envision historic events, important cultural or economic developments and important historic figures in the history of Fort Collins. The exhibition coincides with FC150 exhibition that opens in the fall of 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

“This exhibit is a unique opportunity to look into the minds of several local artists and see what they see as they ponder the last century and a half of Fort Collins’ history,” said David Prosser, the museum’s Interim Executive Director.

Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Margaret Kasahara at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Margaret Kasahara: Between the Lines

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (El Pomar Gallery)

June 21 - September 28, 2014

  • Member's Opening Reception: Friday June 20th from 5 - 7 pm
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“Identity is mutable. We move between lines. We break free of lines. We define and redefine ‘who’ we are, even as ‘what’ we are remains mostly constant. As I interweave my interior life with my exterior experiences through my visual voice, I find that the more personal the work has grown, the more universal it has become.” —Margaret Kasahara

Margaret Kasahara is a Colorado Springs-based artist who has been exhibited and collected nationally. Kasahara’s artwork is an exploration of identity, at once personal and universal. As an Asian American of Japanese descent, the artist navigates between two cultures, combining her own memories history with pop cultural references to convey her everyday experience. Kasahara’s examination of identity acknowledges that we are all influenced by the culture in which we live and that many of us encounter misconceptions based solely on physical appearance. These assumptions, expectations, and stereotypes are all restrictions that she addresses and explores in her artwork.

According to the artist, “many of our attitudes concerning life, relationships, and identity are formed when we are impressionable children – absorbing ideas and beliefs which are influenced by the media and culture as well as through interpersonal relationships and experiences.” The influence of our early lives is paramount to the artist, stating that “children learn to read between the lines. Through her frequent use of dolls, toys, and cartoons associated with the Far East, Kasahara places them in a personal and contemporary context. Between the Lines is an exhibition of selections from five years of Kasahara’s work, demonstrating the evolution of her exploration with a clear thematic thread; the artist’s struggle to define her own identity for herself is one to which many will be able to relate.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Karen Halverson and Kevin O'Connell at the FCMoA

Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River, featuring Karen Halverson

The New West: Colorado Photography Now, featuring Kevin O'Connell (Gallery 101)

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 16 - July 3, 2014

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Karen Halverson - Lodore Canyon CO
 
From May 16 to July 3, 2014, the Fort Collins Museum of Art will host an important exhibition of photographs by world-renowned photographer Karen Halverson that documents the flow of the Colorado River from its source in the Southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado to its mouth at the Gulf of California. Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River captures the majestic beauty of the river’s course through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Baja California and Sonora. The exhibition also reveals how nature and the man-made environment co-exist in the American West.

Halverson lives in the Northeast, but fell in love with the American West during a cross-country trip to Stanford University where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1963. She studied photography with Garry Winogrand and Joel Meyerowitz. Her photographs have been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Huntington Library and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Halverson’s panoramic views evoke historical and survey photography of the West by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and Carleton Watkins. They also juxtapose nature and culture in a way that honors both. In an essay for the book about Halverson’s Colorado River photographs, William Deverell writes:

…the Colorado River carries the stories of the past through the American West. Glimpses of that past lie at the edges and in the shadows of Karen Halverson’s photographs: it is exciting to look at these pictures as ways to open up conversations with, and about, history.

A second exhibition in the museum’s Gallery 101 highlights the work of Colorado landscape photographer Kevin O’Connell. O’Connell’s spare photographs depict depleting (and depleted) water holes as well as the visual and psychological impact of energy development on the western plains. O’Connell is one of Colorado’s most accomplished photographers and his work; together with Halverson’s is an excellent point of departure in exploring our relationship with nature and her resources.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Masks 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Masks 2014

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 4 - May 2, 2014

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Terry McNerney: The Fire of Music in Flight

Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente are the 2014 title sponsors of Masks, which marks its 10th anniversary as one of the most popular community arts event in Fort Collins and the northern Front Range. The 10th anniversary also pays tribute to one of FCMOA’s longtime supporters and early board president: Paula Edwards. Edwards is the Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair.

This year, over 200 community members–artists, business owners, students and residents–will display hidden talents in the form of highly individualized and creative masks. The masks are sold throughout the exhibition silent auction at the museum held from April 4-May 2 and at the Masks Gala Celebration live auction held on April 19.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students/seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 6-17. Admission is free to museum members.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Portraits 2014 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Portraits 2014

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

March 7 - April 5, 2014

  • Juror Amy Arbus
  • Public + Artist Reception: Friday April 4th from 6:00 - 9:00
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The Connection through Portraiture talk with juror Amy Arbus will be at 5:00 on Friday April 4th; free and open to the public, space is limited.

About C4FAP Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Always Free, Public Welcome.  

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Amy Sillman at the Aspen Art Museum

Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two

Aspen Art Museum

February 14 - May 18, 2014

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Amy Sillman - Me & Ugly Mountain - 2013

the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Amy Sillman: one lump or two, the first museum survey of the New York-based painter, including work from 1995 to the present.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and presented there from October 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the AAM presentation of Amy Sillman: one lump or two is comprised of over sixty works including drawings, paintings, and ‘zines, as well as the artist’s recent forays into animated film, and traces the artist’s work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette to her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and her growing concern with the physicality of paint. Amy Sillman: one lump or two is curated by Helen Molesworth, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston, and organized for the AAM by adjunct curator Jacob Proctor.  

Amy Sillman was born in Detroit in 1955. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Sillman earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her MFA from Bard College in 1995. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The first large scale survey of her work, one lump or two premiered at the ICA Boston in October 2013, and after its presentation at the AAM will also travel to the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Strange and Wonderful at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

February 8 — June 1, 2014

Folk-Art

This represents the Fine Arts Center’s first major foray into American folk art. The work of American folk artists is made outside the mainstream art establishment and remains close to the core of our essential human experience. That’s where collector Willem Volkersz found his inspiration. Strange and Wonderful highlights his extensive collection’s most dynamic works — pieces by self-taught artists who capture a raw passion and a sense of whimsy that recalls the essential creativity in all of us.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

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